5 December 2006
ELLICOTT, Andrew. Plan of the City of Washington in the Territory of Columbia ceded by the States of Virginia and Maryland to the United States of America and by them established as the Seat of their Government after the year MDCCC. [Perth, ca 1800-1816].
Engraved map, 392 x 490 mm platemark (431 x 508 mm sheet), watermarked 1794. (Backed with paper, browned and somewhat spotted.)
A version of the Ellicott plan published for Encyclopaedia Perthensis; or Universal Dictionary, published at Perth 1796-1816, with imprint "Engraved for Encyclopaedia Perthensis" and notes to binder "To front p.636" and "Plate III" at upper corners. It size is slightly reduced from the original Ellicott map published by Thackara & Vallance in 1792. See Iris Miller, Washington in Maps, (New York, 2002), pp.44-47 for the first issue of the Ellicott Plan.
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